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Ecological Foot print - Environmental Studies

1. What are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?

2. What impacts might result if everyone in the world enjoyed the same lifestyle? For example, what might the impacts be on:
a. Earthââ?¬â?¢s climate?
b. The health of ecosystems and biodiversity?
c. Humanityââ?¬â?¢s natural resource base and thus economic security?

3. Identify solutions to each of the 3 components of your environmental footprint that you listed in question 2. What are the savings of BOTH carbon emissions and money you can achieve via each solution?
a. How much would this amount to if every household in America (roughly 100 million) did this?
b. If everybody did this, what might the impact on the health of our environment be? For example, how might these collective actions benefit our air and water quality? The health of the worldââ?¬â?¢s forests?
c. How might these environmental improvements benefit human health and, in turn, our economy?

4. Does reducing the size of our footprint necessarily mean reducing our quality of life? Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing quality of life while lowering impact?

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1. What are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental
footprint?

Foot print refers to the impact on the environment caused by human activity which interferes with and disrupts the natural eco systems and their viability.

Wasting paper made of trees.
Wasting or polluting water.
Pollutant chemicals into earth's water bodies and senseless use of all warfare all over the world (bombs, rockets, drones, bullets) which cause utter destruction and raise carnage.

2. What impacts might result if everyone in the world enjoyed the same lifestyle? For example, what might the impacts be on:

a. Earth's climate? It is already happening. The climate of the world has changed a lot. And it is changing further still. The frequently occurring tsunamis and earth quakes are evidence that cannot be rejected. The water bodies of the earth and the ecosystems are already suffering in irreversible ways. Examples include frequently occurring massive accidents of oil tankers which brutally kill off so ...

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